Richard Spencer, the Nazi goon who has tried and failed to rebrand white supremacy as "the alt-right," was giving an on-the-street interview to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation after President Donald Trump's inauguration speech on Friday when an unidentified person clocked him right in his Nazi face. It was perhaps the only good thing that happened that afternoon.
He was in the middle of trying to explain Pepe the Frog, a decade-old meme that has been repurposed by anti-Semites and/or Trump supporters and declared a hate symbol by the Southern Poverty Law Center, when the haymaker landed.
While many conservatives and even few moderate leftists condemned this outburst of violence in the midst of otherwise peaceful protest, most saw the humor in decking an unapologetic fascist who thinks he can spout his toxic rhetoric without consequence. Spencer hasn't earned much sympathy.
In no time at all, people were remixing the footage to fantastic effect.
Anyway, until that day when someone successfully punches Trump, we can enjoy watching his racist, Hitler-loving lackeys catch hands—or, in the case of Martin Shkreli, a handful of dog poop. Activism comes in many forms.